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(păn′nŭs )

[L., cloth]

1. Superficial vascular inflammation of the cornea. The area is cloudy, and its surface is uneven because it is infiltrated with a film of new capillary blood vessels. This condition may be seen in trachoma, acne rosacea, eczema, and as a result of irritation in granular conjunctivitis.
SEE: micropannus
2. Inflamed synovial granulation tissue seen in chronic rheumatoid arthritis.

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